Friday, December 30, 2011

it feels good to finish something!

Got two things done while I've been on the road...

First up, these mitts.  I type lots and lots all day, mostly outside (whoever said TV production was glamorous lied).  My poor little fingers are getting really chilly, so of course fingerless gloves are the answer.

I love the design, I used Midnight Dreary, found on Ravelry.  Yay for free patterns.  I think it was serendipity cause I had just gone to the Edgar Allen Poe museum the day I chose the pattern!  Plus, it's interesting enough of a pattern with the cable to keep my post-work brain interested.

Now, the color tan is usually the last thing I adorn my body with, but I had a bunch of this yarn left leftover from a blanket project and I'm trying to stash bust.  They're pilling up already though, however, I think I'm really rough on my clothing and accessories.

The thing is, they kinda get in the way of my typing, haaaaaa!  I think regular fingerless gloves, not mittens, would work better.  Oh well, it was a fun pattern anyway and I'll wear them regardless.

And look, silly me, I forgot to do one of the cable repeats after the thumb gusset on my right hand!  I could take them apart and fix it, so it matches the other one, but I'm probably too lazy for that, hehe.  Embrace the mistake!

Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash

Next up, another Ravelry pattern, Orca Tails.  I looooove the color!

goodness, I look so serious, I'm really not!

It was a really, really easy knit.  My only b*itch is that the damn sides are rolling in.  I've blocked the thing 2x and it's still not behaving.  I followed the pattern exactly and everything, grrr.

The yarn is 100% worsted cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas.  It feels great to knit with, and I would totally use it again.

I'm not sure if it will keep my neck super warm when it's really cold outside, but who cares, it's purty!

see? not so serious after all :) (And might I note, rockin my first Sorbetto!)


  1. Happy New Year Jill! I have tried in vain to knit, just seem to be clumsy at it, stitches fall off the needles, can't get comfortable or consistant with it. I'm thinking, knitting was not meant to be, for me. Darn.

  2. Hi, and Happy New Year to you, too!

    I learned to crochet before knitting and it affects the way I knit. I knit Continental-holding the yarn in my left hand, as opposed to holding it in my right-the English style. Maybe changing the way you hold the yarn will do the trick!